The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition

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After a brief hiatus, The Haunted Traveler is back to bring you some of the best horror out there. Open up and tread with caution, the next scare is just a page flip away.

Regardless, she just couldn’t make her hands obey

her. The muscles weren’t letting her hold on tight

enough to turn it. She heard footsteps behind her, but

it didn’t even sound like he was approaching quickly.

The steps she heard were slow but heavy, which was

somehow even worse than if he was running toward

her. She grabbed the doorknob with both hands and

wrenched it over to the side.

She leaned her weight against it and the last pull

was just enough. The door burst open and she landed

upon her knees in the doorway. She winced at the

collision between the rough stone in the corridor and

her knees, but she looked up and saw a short staircase

leading to another door at the end of the hallway. The

hall wasn’t as well-lit as the lab, yet still, it felt like escape

was in sight. She struggled to get back to her feet

and had to grab onto the door for support as she pulled

herself back up. His footsteps were getting closer, even

at the ridiculously leisurely pace of his stroll. She only

managed two more steps before he was upon her.

He pressed her to the wall, using his body to pin her

there. She strained against him and suddenly he let

her go, releasing her wrists and stepping back, giving

her the briefest moment of relief washing over her. It

wouldn’t be logical for him to shove her against the

wall, making her scraped knees ache even worse, but

the paradoxical behavior he’d shown thus far made

the reaction seem faintly possible. The feeling of hope

was there as soon as he was no longer touching her,

but almost instantly, she realized that she still couldn’t

move.

She looked at her hand and stared at it, thinking it

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